An exciting new package for the 'King of Cockney' sagas
THAT SUMMER IN EAGLE STREET is a vivid and atmospheric portrayal of a south-east London that has all but vanished.
Linda Weston has always lived in Eagle Street, a backwater off the Tower Bridge Road market. Life in the street isn't easy: money is tight, the house is overcrowded and everyone knows your business whether you like it or not. But it's a solid, tight-knit community that laughs, cries and fights together and helps one another out in difficult times. Linda fell in love with Charlie Bradley just before the outbreak of World War Two and now the war is over, they hope to build a bright new future together. But Linda and Charlie are to find themselves caught in the middle of two rival gangs fighting for a stranglehold over south-east London. The consequences could be devastating...
Harry was born in 1931 in a back street off the Tower Bridge Road. Only when his own children began to ask questions about the war, did Harry realise how many stories he had to tell. He became known as 'the King of Cockney sagas', and he wrote eighteen bestselling novels of London life. Sadly Harry died in 1999 and the Harry Bowling Prize was set up in 2000 in his memory.